19 of 22 portraits by Simon Gribelin
by Simon Gribelin
line engraving, 1703
7 5/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (193 mm x 158 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- William Parsons (1658-1705), Army officer and publisher. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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Current affairsA great storm ravages southern England killing thousands at sea and wrecking several naval warships along the coast.
The Scottish Parliament passes a Bill of Security stipulating that the successor to the Scottish throne is Protestant, descended from Scottish kings. It is vetoed by the English Parliament.
Art and scienceScholarly church historian, William Wake, publishes The State of the Church and Clergy of England, a history of English synods since Anglo-Saxon times.
Sailing and Fighting Instructions for her Majesty's Fleet, by Admiral George Rooke provides the basis for English fleet tactics throughout the century.
InternationalDiplomat, John Methuen, negotiates commercial treaties between England and Portugal to facilitate trading relations.
Portugal enters the grand alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession.
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